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Wreck of the Idun

Photo of the Wreck of the Idun

The 395-ton Norwegian barque Idun, was wrecked below Southwold lighthouse at the height of a SE gale in 1912 while the Alfred Corry was attending a schooner that had been driven ashore near Sizewell. The nine crew of Idun were rescued by Southwold Coastguard and bundled into the Red Lion inn. This photo is one of over a hundred exhibits illustrating the life and work of the beachmen of Southwold in Dunwich Bay.

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